[Zope-dev] Re: Why third_party/docutils?

Tres Seaver tseaver at zope.com
Mon Nov 29 16:59:12 EST 2004

Dieter Maurer wrote:
> Andreas Jung wrote at 2004-11-29 12:59 +0100:
>>Independent of its location there is a need to adjust sys.path
>>to make imports working (it does not matter if it is under lib/python or
> A much clearer approach (than "sys.path" tweaking) would be
> to modify the imports for "docutils":
>    from docutils import ...
> to
>    from third_party.docutils import ...

While I approve in theory of such a rename, the problem in practice will 
be if docutils *itself* uses "absolute" imports.  Guido's long-standing 
hostility to improving relative imports will bite us again, here.

> I expect "docutils" use is quite local.

Outside the package itself, only zREST depends on it, I think.

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